Workers urged to accept pay offer

Workers urged to accept pay offer

Union officials are advising employees at Jaguar Land Rover to accept a two-year pay agreement, which they believe could be worth as much as 9.8%.

The officials from Unite are recommending that workers at Castle Bromwich and Solihull in the West Midlands, Halewood on Merseyside and the research sites at Gaydon and Whitley accept the new two-year deal.

Roger Maddison, the national officer at Unite, confirmed that shop stewards voted for the package after a period of "tough negotiations with JLR's management". He paid tribute to the workers and said the new deal would commence on November 1 if they agree to it.

"We have a great workforce at JLR producing a very successful range of excellent vehicles and it is only right that our members share in the nearly £3 billion profit made by JLR over the last two years," he said.

"The British car industry is undergoing a renaissance at present. The constructive working together by employers and the trade unions has been a major factor in this revitalisation of the automotive sector."

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